Why is his left hand free, and what's he planning to do with it? There are many possible interpretations, but the band didn't put much thought into it.
Speaking about this tune to The Guardian
the band called it "the least Alt-J song ever." They wrote the cut to appease their American label who didn't think the lead track "Hunger Of The Pine
" was a "big single."
The song was written in twenty minutes and is based around a "joke riff" that vocalist and guitarist Joe Newman had been playing in rehearsals.
Drummer Thom Green said: "I tried to make the drums as clichéd as possible, there's none of my personality in it."
Newman added: "And I say, 'Gee whizz', which I'm not sure is a phrase I've ever uttered before. I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with Good Riddance To Bin Laden stickers!"
The song was released to United States modern rock radio on July 15, 2014 as the second single from This Is All Yours